Chicago Metro and Northwest Indiana Wills and Trusts Attorney
Experienced Representation, Trusted Advice
Having a comprehensive estate plan in place is an essential part of securing your future, assets and legacy. An experienced wills and trusts lawyer can help you understand how these types of estate planning tools can be integral to protecting yourself and your family.
At the Law Offices of Canalia & Clark, LLC, we are committed to representing clients in Indiana and Illinois who are seeking the creation or revision of wills and trusts. Our firm is proud of our dedication to our clients and their futures, and believe comprehensive estate planning is an important step that everyone take.
With more than 50 years of combined experience, we tailor our representation to each of our clients’ needs. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can assist you.
Wills and Health Care Advance Directives
Also referred to as a “last will and testament,” a will is a document that details how you wish your estate to be handled upon your death. You can specify how your assets are to be protected and distributed to your loved ones. Without a will, it is left up to the courts to determine the validity of the estate, and your estate may not be distributed as you would have liked. Our firm can also assist with Health Care Advance Directives (living wills and health care powers of attorney), which can include directions on how you want medical care to be administered in the event that you become incapacitated or can no longer communicate.
A trust is a beneficial way for individuals and families to protect their money and in some cases, avoid estate taxes. We can consult with clients on the best types of trusts that will suit their needs. There are numerous types of trusts that can be implemented for clients, depending on their situations, such as:
- Living trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Revocable trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Pet trusts
Other Estate Planning Matters
In addition to helping clients create and establish wills and trusts, we also can assist in the implementation of other estate planning tools such as powers of attorney, transfers on death and estate and trust tax planning.
If you are in Chicago, Cook County or Will County, Illinois, or Lake County, Indiana, call 708-251-0566 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. During this meeting, we can learn more about your goals and wishes for your estate, and work to create your estate plan with those thoughts in mind. We can make home, hospital or nursing home visits in order to accommodate our clients.